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Israel shuts down Gaza live video feed: AP

Published : Wednesday, 22 May, 2024 at 12:00 AM  Count : 154

JERUSALEM, May 21: The US news agency Associated Press said Tuesday Israel had shut down its live video feed of war-torn Gaza after authorities accused it of violating a new ban on Al Jazeera.

"The Associated Press decries in the strongest terms the actions of the Israeli government to shut down our longstanding live feed," the AP said in a statement, blaming "an abusive use" of Israels new foreign broadcaster law.

AP said authorities had also seized its camera and broadcasting equipment.

"We urge the Israeli authorities to return our equipment and enable us to reinstate our live feed immediately so we can continue to provide this important visual journalism to thousands of media outlets around the world," the agency said.

AP, in its own news report, said the Qatari satellite channel was among thousands of clients that receive live video feeds from the agency.

It said that officials from the communications ministry had arrived at the AP location in the southern Israeli town of Sderot on Tuesday afternoon and seized the equipment.    —AFP







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